QPR boss Harry Redknapp says his sacking at Tottenham had nothing to do with football.

Redknapp takes on his former club today in a ding-dong lunchtime derby at Loftus Road.

He said: "It had nothing to do with my record - yes, it was political.

"I've got my own feelings about what happened to me but it's difficult for me to say."

Redknapp had a year left on his contract and no one - not even 'Arry - expected the off-season to start with chairman Daniel Levy giving him the bullet.

The Rangers chief said: "I went to see him about signing a new contract and that was it - it ended with me leaving."

Redknapp insists he holds no grudges against Levy or anybody at Spurs.

He added: "What am I supposed to say? I hope West Ham don't do any good, I hope Southampton are c**p, I hope Bournemouth keep losing.

"I swear on my wife's life I do not worry about those things. They do not affect me any more. I'm not interested."